LSU will host just two recruits this weekend for the final haul of official visitors before National Signing Day. That leaves the rest of the staff to continue to make progress on the road.
Two important visits scheduled for Saturday include stops in Tennessee and Texas.
LSU outside linebackers coach Dennis Johnson will return to the Houston area to pay 5-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson a visit, his final one before he announces his commitment on National Signing Day on Wednesday.
Johnson has been in-home with the Under Armour All-American several times during the January Contact Period, which ends Sunday. Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron already took advantage of his in-stop visit with Wilson back in December.
The LSU staff will also have a presence in Nashville, as GM Austin Thomas will go in-home with newly minted linebacker commit Jacob Phillips.
Phillips flipped from Oklahoma to LSU on Thursday after unofficially visiting Baton Rouge last weekend. The visit–which has been scheduled since early this weekend–was supposed to come after Oklahoma went in-home with the 4-star linebacker on Friday. However, Phillips canceled his in-home with the Sooners after he de-committed so that the coaching staff could shift its focus on adding another linebacker in their recruiting class.
This time around, Thomas will reconnect with the U.S. Army All-American before he inks his signature on his letter of intent Wednesday.
Another stop …
One other prospect that may earn a visit sometime between Friday and the end of the weekend is 4-star Louisiana defensive back Todd Harris.
The Under Armour All-American safety is scheduled to make his fourth and final official visit to TCU this weekend, but has been discussing another in-home visit from Orgeron this week. The two sides could make it work, potentially, if Harris were to end his visit to Fort Worth a bit earlier than expected.
When Orgeron sees the Plaquemine (La.) High standout remains in the air–for now–but could certainly bolster the Tigers’ chances ahead of Harris’ signing day announcement.
“He’s going to come see and Coach O should be the last visit,” Harris told SEC Country. “I’m looking forward it to it, and they’ll be the last to see me, and that means a lot to me.”
The NCAA Quiet Period begins on Sunday, which restricts coaches from meeting with recruits in-home. It does allow recruits to visit on-campus.
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